GANGNAM STYLE: THE MOST WATCHED VIDEO ON YOUTUBE EVER
“Gangnam Style” is a pop song by the South Korean music artist PSY. Officially, the song was released on July 15, 2012, as the cover of PSY’s sixth studio album PSY 6 (Six Rules). “Gangnam Style” debuted at number one on the Gaon Chart, the national record chart of South Korea. As of November 24, 2012, the music video has been viewed over 810 million times on Youtube, and is the site’s most watched video after surpassing Justin Bieber’s single “Baby”.
WHAT DOES GANGNAM STYLE MEAN?
The phrase “Gangnam Style” is a Korean neologism that refers to a lifestyle associated with the “Gangnam” District of Seoul. The song mocks the rampant consumerism of that suburb. Psy, whose real name is Park Jai-sang, is no stranger to wealth as his father is chairman of a South Korean semiconductor company.
WHEN GANGNAM WENT VIRAL
Since the release of the song, “Gangnam Style” was almost universally praised for its catchy beat and PSY’s amusing dance moves in the music video and during live performances in various locations across the world such as Madison Square Garden, The Today Show, The Ellen, etc. PSY’s famous horse-riding dance also held another record on YouTube by being the most liked video ever posted with more than 5.3 million likes.
PEOPLE GO GANGNUM ON TWITTER
Yes, Gangnum Style is trending on the twitter, and there are interesting comments coming from all parts of the world. You love it or you hate it, but if you are tweeting about it means the song is getting more viral ! We captured few interesting tweets, check them out-
Gangnam Style is now the most viewed video on YouTube!…which is funny because no one knows what he’s saying during the whole song.
— max (@MAXmhv) November 25, 2012
Gangnam Style is now the most viewed video on youtube…wow…just wow. This is gonna piss off some Beliebers lol.
— Living In Singapore (@livinginsg) November 25, 2012
Gangnam Style’s got more views than Justin Bieber?! HAHAHA I bet 12 year old beliebers are sitting there slitting their wrists
— ëden (@dysexlic) November 25, 2012
Future generations will look back at this time in history and wonder what in the Hell were we thinking. (I’m talking about Gangnam Style.)
— Tyler Oakley (@tyleroakley) November 25, 2012
Gangnam style is the dumbest song in the entire world, I don’t understand how anyone can like it, it’s not even in English.
— Tyler ✅ (@ImTylerrrr) November 25, 2012
People are feeling cool because Gangnam style is #1 most watched video on Youtube. Beliebers are making you feel secure,we’ll get it back
— Justin Bieber Fans ∞ (@iBiebersSwaag) November 25, 2012